Read psychology professor David DeSteno’s op-ed from The New York Times.
A Northeastern collaboration in the Interdisciplinary Affective Science Lab, with the Mind and Life Institute, have worked together on a study which developed the Qwantify app to help understand desires – everything from wanting a cup of coffee, wanting to feel accomplished, and anything in-between.
Professor Nancy Kim explains why it’s so difficult for pundits—the so-called experts—to make accurate predictions about everything from sports and politics to economics and entertainment.
Stress and fear have far-reaching effects that start in the brain and permeate an individual’s life in lasting ways. Together with the Dalai Lama and other experts, Northeastern neuroscientist Rebecca Shansky is confronting trauma head-on in an effort to help communities in Africa heal from conflict.
Dylan Rose, a graduate student in Psychology Professor Peter Bex’s lab, is studying eye movement biometrics, connecting eye movement behavior and visual attention to both ophthalmological and neurobiological problems. Bex’s Translational Vison Lab will be teaming up with the Museum of Science’s Living Laboratory, a research program at the museum that brings visitors and scientists together to learn about science while conducting research.
Northeastern Psychology Professor Rebecca Shansky will head to Gaborone, Botswana this August to partake in the Dialogue with the Dalai Lama, hosted by the Mind and Life Institute. She will share her research on the brain’s response to stress and trauma on stage with other neuroscientists, activists, and scholars.
A group of UConn’s McNair scholars toured Northeastern and visited with faculty as they prepare to apply to PhD programs in the upcoming year.
Professor Derek Isaacowitz was named as the new editor-in-chief for the Journal of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences.
John Coley, a psychology professor who moonlights as a bassist in a blues-rock band, reflects on the adrenaline rush of playing for a live audience. “After the show you feel so revved up,” he says. “You go home and you can’t fall asleep for hours.”
The undergraduate students from the CORE Lab attended the Association for Psychological Science’s Annual Convention and presented their research.